Image sizes of GIF, PNG, and JPEG after compression

When working with storage and network it is sometimes useful to know the estimated size of image. Should it be stored in SQL/NoSQL, locally, to CDN? Quite a few times have I tried to get a quick answer by Google, but its not that easy. So today I figured I’d write up a quick app, […]

Windows 2012 Storage Spaces not mounting after reinstall

After reinstalling Windows 2012 R2 Server you may find that the Storage Spaces virtual disks will not show up automatically. In fact you won’t even see them in “Computer Management”. The reason for this is that the server is not configured to use the old storage space setup. Authorize server for read-write to storage spaces First […]

Setting up OwnCloud on Windows: Your personal Dropbox

What is this? OwnCloud is a free personal alternative to Dropbox. You run your own server so storage is limited to whatever storage your server has. It has much of the same features (and some more) that Dropbox has, and after a few days use it seems “so far so good”. About this guide This […]

Converting hex string into Color (Windows Phone)

In Windows Phone (Silverlight) there is no System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml(“#cccccc”); or similar that can help you convert a hex string into a color object. To do this you’ll have to parse the string yourself. So is a simple method that will do so, it supports both “argb” and “rgb” with or without “#” in front of it. […]

Async callback to awaitable Task<>

The Async-Await feature in .Net is really super. At least until it comes to debugging, exception handling and race conditions. In short it cuts down on code, bugs, complexity and allows for linear programming. Traditional async programming uses callbacks (events) that adds to code complexity, it also forces an unnatural break in your code. Luckily […]

Battlefield Heroes Rcon .Net library

What is BFH? Battlefield Heroes is a free-to-play first person cartoon shooter. 8×8 players battle it out on different maps using traditional weapons and special abilities. My server http://www.battlefieldheroes.com/en/bookmark/server:0104ea2f-1c0f-42a1-b05e-e19e33a6f4ba You need to bookmark, start the game, select “Game finder”, select “Bookmarked” and locate the server to join it. Background For the past few years I […]

Apache WebDAV setup compatible with Windows

Windows supports mounting WebDAV shares as drives. WebDAV is a HTTP protocol for file access used by for example SharePoint. net use Z: http://server/webdav /PERSISTENT:yes /USER:USER PASS It does however not support basic auth by default (basic auth sends password in cleartext, which is bad). It took me some troubleshooting to figure it out so […]

Apps4Norway & GeoKulTur

I’ve had the fortune of developing not just one, but two BSD-licensed open source augmented reality-based culture exploration tools lately. My main accomplice in this adventure has been Ingrid Elisabeth Moen (friend/coworker) which is also of the species that thinks coding is fun and should be practiced whenever possible. For posterity I thought I’d write […]

Async/await HTTP server in C#

Since there has been a bit of interest for the code below I mocked together another version: Kernel.HttpServer.zip Background Ok, so there are already alternatives for web servers in C#. Some of them are very feature rich. http://cassinidev.codeplex.com/ http://webserver.codeplex.com/ http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/137979/Simple-HTTP-Server-in-C http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1505/Create-your-own-Web-Server-using-C http://kayakhttp.com/ http://mikehadlow.blogspot.no/2006/07/playing-with-httpsys.html http://ultidev.com/products/cassini/ http://lmgtfy.com/?q=c%23+webserver But I wanted to play around with TPL and async/await a […]

Internal time perception (aging)

It is a well known fact that as you grow older time seems to pass by more quickly. You may have memories from when you were younger and days seemed very long and holidays seemed to last forever. As you grow older time fly by and you barely have time to get home from work […]